Emilie Mathieu

Director - Payments Legal EU/UK

eBay. eBay is an online marketplace where almost anyone can sell or buy almost anything.

I make sure that, for the UK and the EU, we have the right permissions to get money from the buyer to the seller.

I get to solve really interesting problems every day. Also I work on an awesome all-women team.

I give advice to business teams around the world at eBay who want to build a new product or offer a new program to eBay sellers or buyers. Usually, there is a question about how payments get made, and I let them know what their options are.

I've moved around a lot! After college and law school in the US, I worked for a law firm for a few years. I then moved out to Germany, where I learned German and did legal research on German and US law. I then worked in the law department of different companies in Germany, the US and London. I did payments law at Amazon and now at eBay.

I want to keep solving hard problems - they are the most fun. I also have been meaning to learn Italian for the past 5 years, and I want to get around to doing it!

I like swimming outside the whole year. I swim in ponds and rivers and lakes and the ocean, even in the winter, though I don't stay in as long.

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